When The Day Comes by Gabrielle Meyer


When the Day Comes is a somewhat unique book about time travel. In this story, the heroine Libby lives simultaneously in two separate time periods. When she falls asleep in 1774 Colonial Williamsburg, she wake in 1914 New York City. As one can imagine, her life in each time is extremely different. She lives a life of luxury in New York City but her life in Colonial Williamsburg is filled with hard work and impending danger as rumors of war circulate. Knowing that at the age of 21 she will be forced to choose which time period to spend the rest of her life, Libby is torn between the two. Only her mother in Williamsburg knows her secret and attempts to help her with decisions about both lives.

I usually have mixed feelings about time travel in Christian fiction but When the Day Comes was expertly written and I found Libby’s challenge quite intriguing. The tale was handled very well with several twists and surprises as it advanced. It was easy to identify with Libby and how difficult it was to know she had to choose. Her loyalty to her family and the patriot cause as well as her bravery were admirable.

All in all When the Day Comes was an excellent read and I look forward to future books by this author.

I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book provided by Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group. A favorable review was not required. All views expressed are my own.


How will she choose, knowing all she must sacrifice?

Libby has been given a powerful gift: to live one life in 1774 Colonial Williamsburg and the other in 1914 Gilded Age New York City. When she falls asleep in one life, she wakes up in the other. While she’s the same person at her core in both times, she’s leading two vastly different lives.

In Colonial Williamsburg, Libby is a public printer for the House of Burgesses and the Royal Governor, trying to provide for her family and support the Patriot cause. The man she loves, Henry Montgomery, has his own secrets. As the revolution draws near, both their lives–and any hope of love–are put in jeopardy.

Libby’s life in 1914 New York is filled with wealth, drawing room conversations, and bachelors. But the only work she cares about–women’s suffrage–is discouraged, and her mother is intent on marrying her off to an English marquess. The growing talk of war in Europe only complicates matters.

But Libby knows she’s not destined to live two lives forever. On her twenty-first birthday, she must choose one path and forfeit the other–but how can she choose when she has so much to lose in each life?

Read an excerpt here.



Gabrielle Meyer (www.gabriellemeyer.com) has worked for state and local historical societies and loves writing fiction inspired by real people, places, and events. She currently resides along the banks of the Mississippi River in central Minnesota with her husband and four children. By day, she’s a busy homeschool mom, and by night she pens fiction and nonfiction filled with hope.

Come Back to Me by Jody Hedlund


I have read many novels by Jody Hedlund and Come Back to Me was not exactly what I expected. The time travel tale takes the heroine back in time to the middle ages where she finds herself right in the center of an uprising and unexpectedly married to a knight.

I won’t elaborate on the plot because it is one best discovered for oneself. I will say that a search for a medical cure is believed to be linked to Holy Water from the past and both worlds are involved in the quest.

Hedlund has once again written an imaginative story and has managed to insert not only a great deal of history but also some interesting facts about medical research and the competition within that field. Naturally there is romance but readers should be forewarned that the romance in this novel, although clean,  is probably a bit more sensual than usually found in books by this author.

I am not a huge fan of time travel but Come Back to Me was well done and raised some excellent points. Not only that but it was extremely interesting and entertaining.

I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book provided by Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. A favorable review was not required. All views expressed are my own.


The ultimate cure that could heal any disease? Crazy.

That’s exactly what research scientist Marian Creighton has always believed about her father’s quest, even if it does stem from a desire to save her sister from the genetic disease that stole their mother from them. But when her father falls into a coma after drinking a vial of holy water believed to contain traces of residue from the Tree of Life, Marian must question all of her assumptions. He’s left behind tantalizing clues that suggest he’s crossed back in time. Insane. Until Marian tests his theories and finds herself in the Middle Ages during a dangerous peasant uprising.

William Durham, a valiant knight, comes to Marian’s rescue and offers her protection . . . as his wife. The longer Marian stays in the past, the more she cares about William. Can she ever find her father and make it back to the present to heal her sister? And when the time comes to leave, will she want to?

Bestselling author Jody Hedlund is your guide down the twisting waters of time to a volatile era of superstition, revolts, and chivalry in this suspenseful story.


Jody Hedlund (www.jodyhedlund.com) is the bestselling author of more than thirty historical novels for both adults and teens, including Come Back to Me, and is the winner of numerous awards, including the Christy, Carol, and Christian Book Awards. Jody lives in Michigan with her husband, busy family, and five spoiled cats. She loves to imagine that she really can visit the past, although she’s yet to accomplish the feat, except via the many books she reads.